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The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic community of practice working together to grow USGS knowledge and capacity in scientific data and information management and integration.

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The CDI supports innovative ideas across the community with seed funding for projects.

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Date published: October 9, 2020

October 14, 2020 CDI Monthly Meeting

The October 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting will have a presentations on serving the U.S. Geological Survey’s geochronological data, the Rocky Mountain Science Exchange, and a CDI pop-up lab where CDI Coordinator Leslie Hsu and other CDI members will answer questions from the CDI community.

Date published: September 10, 2020

FY21 CDI Request for Proposals Released

Join us this fall for a unique community-driven process for building USGS capabilities in data integration and management.

Date published: September 2, 2020

September 9, 2020 CDI Monthly Meeting

The September 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting will have a presentation on structured data on the web for earth science: emerging best practices and remaining challenges, and a CDI pop-up lab where CDI Coordinator Leslie Hsu and other CDI members will answer questions from the CDI community.

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Community for data integration 2018 funded project report

The U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration annually funds small projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and demonstration of new technologies. This report provides a summary of the 10 projects funded in fiscal year 2018, outlining their goals, activities, and accomplishments.

Hsu, Leslie; Andrews, Caitlin M.; Bradford, John B.; Buscombe, Daniel D.; Chase, Katherine J.; Daniel, Wesley M.; Jones, Jeanne M.; Fuller, Pam; Mirus, Benjamin B.; Neilson, Matthew E.; Vraga, Hans W.; Walker, Jessica J.; Walworth, Dennis H.; Warrick, Jonathan; Weltzin, Jake F.; Wieferich, Daniel J.; Wood, Nathan J.
Hsu, L., Andrews, C.M., Bradford, J.B., Buscombe, D.D., Chase, K.J., Daniel, W.M., Jones, J.M., Fuller, P., Mirus, B.B., Neilson, M.E., Vraga, H.W., Walker, J.J., Walworth, D.H., Warrick, J., Weltzin, J., Wieferich, D.J., and Wood, N.J., 2020, Community for Data Integration 2018 funded project report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 1062, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201062.

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Year Published: 2019

Community for Data Integration 2018 annual report

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a community of practice whose purpose is to build the U.S. Geological Survey knowledge base in data integration. This annual report describes the various presentations, activities, and outcomes of the CDI monthly forums, working groups, trainings, and other CDI-sponsored events in fiscal year 2018. The...

Hsu, Leslie; Colasuonno, Leah
Hsu, L., and Colasuonno, L., 2019, Community for Data Integration 2018 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1123, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191123.

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Year Published: 2019

Measuring sustainability of seed-funded Earth science informatics projects

Short term funding is a common funding model for informatics projects. Funders are interested in maximizing the sustainability and accessibility of the outputs, but there are no commonly accepted practices to do so in the Earth sciences informatics field. We constructed and applied a framework for sustainability drawing from other disciplines that...

Hsu, Leslie; Hutchison, Vivian B.; Langseth, Madison